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Karl Faase is a well known Australian Christian communicator, media presenter, leader and social commentator. He is the CEO of Olive Tree Media, the organisation through which he produces programs of excellence for Christian media and local church use internationally.

Karl is in demand across Australia as a speaker, with a special interest in encouragement & motivation, leadership, ministry development and communicating to those exploring faith. He is passionate about reclaiming the Christian Gospel as word as well as deed.

With over 20 years of involvement in media, Karl is one of Australia’s most experienced Christian radio and television presenters, with his programs broadcast and distributed in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand. Their latest production is the award winning series, Towards Belief, a 10 part documentary-style DVD/TV series where Karl interviews over 30 international speakers and academics on the belief blockers to faith in western countries. For more info go to the website. The Daily Nudge is one of Australia’s best-known and most widely used spots on Christian radio. Karl is also regularly called upon as a Christian spokesman and commentator on a variety of social issues. 

Karl finished in his position as Senior Pastor of Gymea Baptist Church in late 2014 where he served for over 20 years but he is still deeply committed to resourcing the local church and helping equip believers to be sure in their faith and effective in evangelism. Karl maintains leaderships roles in the Christian community as an Australian board member of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, Christian Media Australia and the Sydney Prayer Breakfast.

Karl was the co-founder and Executive Director of the Australian Arrow Leadership Development Program until December 2010 - a national leadership development program for emerging Christian leaders across Australia and the co-founder of the Media Project, Jesus. All about life - a high profile media campaign working in conjunction with local church participation.

Karl is married to Jane, who is also the Creative Director of Olive Tree Media. They have 3 married children and at last count, 3 grand children (and that technically makes him a grandfather!)

Olive Tree Media’s programs and products include:

> Towards Belief – DVD series (with discussion guide) looking at the top belief blockers to Christian faith

The Family Series - DVD series (with discussion guide) consisting of 10 x 28min episodes featuring interviews with experts on family life.  

The Men’s Series - a DVD and Study Guide set consisting of 11 x 54 min episodes filmed before a studio audience and discussing key issues facing men 

Daily Nudge - More than 700 one minute radio spots for Christian FM radio stations in Australia, New Zealand, UK and France.

Remembering 59 - Host and narrator of the television special and DVD on Billy Graham's 1959 Crusades in Australia and New Zealand

> “Jesus. All about life” Preparation and Follow Up Materials – Writer and presenter of the five week Response course and the six weeks Preparing for Mission course.

“Face to Face” - Network TEN and the Australian Christian Channel - one-hour Christian talk shows - over 50 episodes

> Easter Television Specials - Channel 7. Co-host

Karl interviewing Richard Swinburne at Oriel College, Oxford for Towards Belief

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